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September 18, 2004

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is a 31-day, city-wide celebration of the visual arts. Throughout the month of October, the work of Chicago's artists will be on display in gallery openings, demonstrations, open studio tours, workshops and presentations.

Cynthia Quick is the event organizer. She is the Director of Program Development for theÊ. Two of the featured artists in the festival are sculptor Terry Karpowicz and painterÊLayne Jackson.

Terry Karpowicz is a sculptor whose work has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S. He has worked as a curator, sculpture consultant, project manager and isntallation specialst for many galleries and art programs. He has a long history of involvement with public art including a five-year stint as Executive Director of Pier Walk, one of the most prestigious outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the country.

Layne Jackson is a fine arts paointer with an art history and art director background. Her awards include two Illinois Arts COuncil Artist in Residency grantes, Cover award SIGNS Journal, Special Recognition Award AFL CIO Show "Working" and the Chicago Cultural Center Critics Choice "Around the Coyote" Exhibit Commission for President Bill Clinton.

We'll find out from Cynthia, Terry and Layne how a city celebrates its art and its artists this week on "Smart City."

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